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Free nursing, health sciences career expo Tuesday
Jazz bands scale up collaboration
Shooting in Carlton County leaves three injured
Budget reductions continue
1918 Fire story: A letter after the fire
Not just for girls
First archer in Cromwell-Wright history qualifies for nationals
Spring sports buried
Kuhlman signs with NHL
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Carol Ann Gohl
Barry L. Grover
Dennis D. Anderson
Agnes Helen Pernat
Slices of Life: Things we need - or maybe don't
Must troopers wear safety vests?
LETTER: Let's do our part to celebrate Earth Day
Hamilton: Want to help the world? Resolve conflicts
LETTER: Cloquet's 'big changes' -- What a joke!
Winter Olympics: big thrills and big air
SLICES OF LIFE: Name changer
SLICES OF LIFE: Wee morning worries
SLICES OF LIFE: Winning the lottery
Slices of Life: Try kindness --EMDASH-- it's free
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
The story of old No. 16 and Fauley Park
Refusing to waste time
Pumpkin Run/Walk set for Oct. 21
Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
Cookin' at the 'O'
arts and entertainment
Tom & Monica Martin
Birth Announcement: Braxton Allen Johnson
Birth Announcement: William Ellis Schulz
Snowfleas seen in March snowpack
Licenses for 2017 fish, game and trapping expire Feb. 28
Frozen Forester found!
Dirt bikes on ice
March 2, 2018
Snowfleas seen in March snowpack
Thanks to the daylight that we get at this time, I always look for some things to happen at the start of March.
March 2, 2018 - 4:46pm
January 25, 2018
Coyote mating season underway
Foxes and coyotes are common neighbors throughout the winter, and it was not the recent thaw that brought them out. They were responding to other...
January 25, 2018 - 3:07pm
January 2, 2018
Northland Nature: A different bird comes to the feeders
About the size of a blue jay, the shrike is light on the undersides, gray on the back with wings and tail black. Adults also wear a black "mask"...
January 2, 2018 - 10:30am
December 20, 2017
Northland Nature: Hares welcome the return of snow
Back at the house, word spread among local birds that food was available here. The seven species that regularly came here — chickadees,...
December 20, 2017 - 6:46am
Northland Nature: Early snow cover means early tracks
Deer, fox, coyote, squirrel, mouse, vole and shrew tracks are present nearly every time I winter walk and so were not a surprise. But others...
November 20, 2017 - 2:16pm
October 11, 2017
Northland Nature: Red meadowhawks continue fall flights
These big dragonflies are of several colors, but mostly blue-green with various spots. Also here are the small red meadowhawks. Plenty of variety...
October 11, 2017 - 6:15am
September 23, 2017
The grasshoppers and locusts are all around us now
Butterflies, frequently the white cabbage and the yellow sulphurs, are here along with stinkbugs, crane flies and small red dragonflies. Here...
September 23, 2017 - 1:50pm
August 26, 2017
Northland Nature: Find delicious berries among the thorns
Berries are small fruits that have formed a covering their seeds. (An exception: strawberry seeds are on the outside.) Often they are very colorful...
August 26, 2017 - 10:43am
August 23, 2017
Northland Nature: Shady, wet conditions enable fungi to thrive in the woods
With no chlorophyll or need to use sunlight to manufacture food, fungi thrive in the shade. They are of many shapes and sizes. And though colors...
August 23, 2017 - 5:55am
August 8, 2017
Northland Nature: Large dock spiders can be seen on land and near water
And at Hawk Ridge in Duluth, the raptor flights are going overhead by mid-month. With these activities in the lives of birds, they are no longer...
August 8, 2017 - 6:00am
July 26, 2017
Milkweeds dominate mid-summer roadsides
Common milkweed largely lives up to its name. The milk is a reference to a white latex juice in the plant. This can be seen in breaking open...
July 26, 2017 - 7:26am
July 9, 2017
The pitcher plant is actually a catcher
Bogs are unique sites that seem to combine a mixture of aquatic with terrestrial plants. They may vary from being very wet — maybe even with open water — to being just a damp place to walk on.
July 9, 2017 - 12:45pm
May 11, 2017
Northland Nature: Toad Time Begins in Mid May
I heard the early spring frog trio of wood frogs, chorus frogs and spring peepers all calling during the first week of this month. And then...
May 11, 2017 - 1:22pm
January 24, 2017
Northland Nature: The goldenrod gall fly survives winter
Many plants have galls on them and in summer, it is easy to find galls on oaks, cherries and blackberries. Generally, this growth is caused by...
January 24, 2017 - 8:08am
January 17, 2017
Northland Nature: A story of predation in the snow
A fisher — the large dark arboreal member of the weasel family — has come by. From the looks of the tracks, it has been traveling fast and...
January 17, 2017 - 9:44am